Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dr Lipkin to present at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno on Friday, June 24, 2011

W. Ian Lipkin, M.D. to present Microbe Hunting at Whittemore Peterson Institute

Reno, Nev. – W. Ian Lipkin, M.D will present his recent work Microbe Hunting, at the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) on Friday, June 24, 2011. The presentation, which will review the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and routes to proving causation and a staged strategy for surveillance and discovery, will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the WPI at the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Molecular Medicine Auditorium.

Dr. Lipkin is internationally recognized for his work and authority of molecular methods for pathogen discovery and the role of infection in neurologic and neuropsychiatric diseases. Dr. Lipkin has more than 30 years of experience in diagnostics, microbial discovery and outbreak response.

"We are excited to hear Dr. Lipkin's many exciting stories of microbe hunting,” said Annette Whittemore, president and CEO of WPI. “Such discoveries can lead to answers and thus prevention of serious human disease.”’

Currently, Dr. Lipkin is the director of The Center of Infection and Immunity at Columbia University. He has built a reputation as a master virus hunter, discovering more than 400 viruses during his tenure at Columbia University. He is also a script advisor to Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film “Contagion,” starring Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne.

Admission to Dr. Lipkin’s presentation is free; however, donations are appreciated. Due to space limitations reservations are strongly encouraged. Please contact Annie Beard at 775-682-8261 or on or before June 23, 2011. Parking is limited at the event. Please use the metered parking accommodations or you may purchase a day pass at parking services at the University of Nevada, Reno.

To learn more about the Whittemore Peterson Institute or W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., please visit or call 775.682-8261.

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